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State of '08: New Jersey

September 26th, 2008
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State of '08: Maryland

September 18th, 2008
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Poll: Who is the Best Team in the BracketBuster Pool?

September 8th, 2008

Marist Adds Daye Kaba and Javon Parris

September 5th, 2008

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Marist men's basketball coach Chuck Martin announced to the additions of Daye Kaba and Javon Parris to the team on Friday. Kaba is a transfer from Boston College who will serve his NCAA-mandated year in residency during the 2008-09 season, and then will have two years of eligibility remaining. Parris will have two years of eligibility beginning this season.

Daye Kaba - 6'3" / 215 - Guard - Our Savior New American / Boston College - Ridge, N.Y.

State of '08: Connecticut

September 3rd, 2008
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2008-09 Niagara Basketball Preview: #101

August 18th, 2008
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San Francisco Adds Manhattan Transfer Rashad Green

August 14th, 2008
Manhattan

(San Francisco) - Rashad Green, a 6-4, 195 pound wing from Babylon, New York has signed a scholarship agreement to play basketball at the University of San Francisco, as announced today by head coach Rex Walters. Under NCAA transfer rules, Green will sit out the entire 2008-09 season after completing a successful freshman season at Manhattan in 2007-08.

Rise & Fall: Mid-Major Conference Review

August 11th, 2008
Big West

In recent weeks, the Rise & Fall series has chronicled the progress (or regress) of college basketball's major conference teams. But if I equated each team to a civilization, I was mistaken. It is really the NCAA conference that equates to a burgeoning civilization or nation, each with its sometimes stable and sometimes rotating member states. Like civilizations, the prestige and power of conferences wax and wane..

 

Conference Rise & Fall: The Data

August 7th, 2008
ACC

People have been emailing me this week asking how I came up with the groupings for the Conference Rise & Fall articles. While the groupings I used were based on a mix of intuition and stats, here are the actual conference RPI's over the last decade. Notice the clean split between certain league divisions.. for example, the BCS leagues and non-BCS leagues. The difference in avg RPI between the best and worst BCS leagues (ACC & Pac-10) is 2.7, which is almost as big as the gap between the Pac-10 and the closest non-BCS league.